Umesh Yadav Indian Cricketer – Full Biography

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Born On 25th October 1987, Umesh Yadav is an Indian cricketer. A right-arm fast bowler, Yadav is known for its immersive fast bowling. He started his international Test debut against the West Indies. He was the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. In the 2018 IPL auctions, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹4.2 crores.

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Umesh Yadav Indian Cricketer- Basic Information

  • Name: Umesh Kumar Tilak Yadav
  • Nickname: Vidharbha Hurricane and Babloo
  • Role: Bowler
  • Batting Style: Right-handed
  • Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast

Umesh Yadav Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
  • Weight (approx.): 75 Kg
  • Eye Colour: Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Tattoo: On his left arm

Personal Life Of Umesh Yadav

  • Date of Birth: 25th October 1987
  • Age: 32 Years (As On 2020)
  • Birth Place: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Indian
  • School: Government Higher Secondary School, Walani
  • College: NA
  • Educational Qualifications: NA

Umesh Yadav Family & Religion

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Umesh Yadav With His Family
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  • Father: Tilak Yadav (Coal mine worker)
  • Mother: Late Kishori Devi
  • Brother: Ramesh Yadav (Elder) and one elder brother
  • Sister: NA
  • Coach/Mentor: Subroto Banerjee and Pritam Ghande
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Address: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Cricket Career Of Umesh Yadav

  • Test: 6 Nov 2011 vs West Indies in Delhi
  • ODI: 28 May 2010 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo
  • T20: 7 Aug 2012 vs Sri Lanka in Pallekele
  • Jersey Number: #19 (International, IPL, County)
  • Domestic/State Teams: India, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Vidarbha, Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Nature on the field: Aggressive
  • Likes To Play Against: Pakistan and Australia

Umesh Yadav Batting Career 

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 46 52 22 340 31 11.33 682 49.85 0 0 0 32 17
ODI 75 24 14 79 18 7.9 134 58.96 0 0 0 8 1
T20I 7 1 0 2 2 2.0 4 50.0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 119 37 24 122 24 9.38 126 96.83 0 0 0 11 4

Umesh Yadav Bowling Career

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 46 90 7383 4388 144 6/88 10/133 3.57 30.47 51.27 3 1
ODI 75 73 3558 3565 106 4/31 4/31 6.01 33.63 33.57 0 0
T20I 7 7 150 219 9 2/19 2/19 8.76 24.33 16.67 0 0
IPL 119 118 2480 3496 119 4/24 4/24 8.46 29.38 20.84 0 0

Source: Cricbuzz

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Highlighted Records Of Umesh Yadav

  • Umesh delivered his fastest ball against Sri Lanka clocking 155.55 kmph.
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  • Umesh Yadav was the highest wicket-taker for India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, scalping 18 wickets.
  • His fastest ball in IPL is 150.1 kmph which made him the third-fastest bowler in the 2015 season.
  • Yadav is the first player from Vidarbha to play for India.

Umesh Yadav Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Travelling
  • Favorite Cricketers: Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar
  • Favorite Bowlers: Zaheer Khan, Glenn McGrath, and Dale Steyn
  • Favorite Food: Saoji
  • Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan
  • Favorite Musicians/Singers: Cold Play
  • Cars Collection: BMW (Model: Not Known)

Umesh Yadav Relationship Status

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Umesh Yadav With His Wife Tanya Wadhwa
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  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Tanya Wadhwa (Fashion Designer)
  • Marriage Date: 29th May 2013
  • Children: NA

Awards and Recognitions

In IPL 2015 his fastest ball is at 150.1km/h making him the third-fastest bowler of the tournament.


Controversies did by Umesh Yadav( Indian Cricketer )

Umesh has dropped from Test squad ahead of SA series but got a lucky break after Bumrah picked up an injury.


Lesser-Known Facts

  • His father used to work in coal-mines in Khaperkheda, Nagpur.
  • He initially wanted to join the Indian Army but got rejected from there, after that he applied for a police constable job but missed out on the opportunity by just 2 points.
  • He played some local cricket tournaments and earned a chance to play for Vidarbha Gymkhana.
  • He took the priceless wickets of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid in 2008 Duleep Trophy.
  • In 2011, his mother passed away due to diabetes as his family was unable to lure the medical expense.

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